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Join the rally for workers’ rights on May 1

Join the rally for workers’ rights on May 1

Guest Commentator

April 25, 2017

UVM students have seen protest after protest happen over social issues that seem to be separate from the Vermont community. We have been out in the streets to support women, Muslim citizens, citizens of color, scientists, environmental justice, indigenous people’s rights, immigrants’ rights an...

The future in the Trump administration is not good

The future in the Trump administration is not good

Alex Collingsworth

February 11, 2017

Here are some of my bleak predictions for our country under the Trump regime: Prediction 1: Trump has nominated the extreme right-winger Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Challenges to states’ restrictive abortion laws will backfire, leading perhaps to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. ...

UVM and Standing Rock

Kelsey Aaron

November 9, 2016

Even though Burlington is a 28 hour drive away from North Dakota, UVM is still able to support Standing Rock in many ways - one of these ways being direct actions that raise awareness and build the political power of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the water protectors there. The Internatio...

Community stands against pipelines

Protestors in front of the Davis Center

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 12, 2016

  Students and community members stood in solidarity with Standing Rock on the Davis Center green Monday.   The event was organized by Rights and Democracy VT to show support for Standing Rock, a Native American tribe in South Dakota that is opposing the construction of an oi...

Students speak out against oil pipeline

Students speak out against oil pipeline

September 28, 2016

Students raised their voices in protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline Sept. 21 in front of the Bailey/Howe Library. The speak-out was organized by the International Socialist Organization to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. “This is an attack on indigenous righ...

Mattresses carried to protest sexual assault

The Carry That Weight movement protests sexual assault on college campuses outside Bailey/Howe Library April 15. The protest was sponsored by SGA as a part of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. 
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Hannah Carpino

April 19, 2016

On April 15, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library. Instead of backpacks and books, however, they brought their pillows and mattresses. The event was called Carry That Weight, a tribute to the performance piece and events that transpired at Columbia University in 2012 when undergraduate...

Residents protest oil pipeline

Residents protest oil pipeline

April 14, 2016

Despite protests, a Vermont gas company and Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration are pushing forward on building a 41-mile natural gas pipeline through Addison County from Colchester to Middlebury.The Addison Natural Gas Project was approved in 2013 by the Vermont legislature in order to expand acces...

Hundreds of students hold rally to support Mizzou

<p>Hundreds of students hold rally to support Mizzou</p>

Alexandra Shannon, Michelle Phillips, JP Riedel, and Kelsey Neubauer

November 13, 2015

  [Updated: 10:29 p.m. Nov. 16, 2015]   Over 200 students gathered in front of the Bailey/Howe Library Nov. 13 to show support for the students at the University of Missouri. The rally began at 1 p.m. The event began with a speech by sophomores Marylyn Rogel and Bri Ball. "S...

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